In this newscast:
- Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will hold a public hearing on disposing two land parcels and consider contracts for building renovation and culvert replacements.
- Despite scheduling and ferry uncertainty, the Chamber of Commerce secured Golden Wheel Amusement rides again for this year’s Crab Fest.
- State officials are leading preparations for the anticipated arrival of the coronavirus.
- Meanwhile in Anchorage, coronavirus fears are spurring what critics call “panic buying” at certain retailers. Emergency managers are asking residents to be prepared, but not panicked.
- The Alaska House majority introduced a bill that would set permanent fund dividends at roughly $900.
- Dutch Harbor was surpassed by Naknek in NOAA’s ranking of the nation’s most valuable fishing ports.
All that, plus Fish Radio and the Island Messenger community bulletin. Fish Radio is provided by Laine Welch at alaskafishradio.com.